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Retired CIA analyst will speak on Iraq war at Osage Centre (09/17/06)
No good options are left for the United States as it gropes toward a solution to ongoing anti-American and sectarian violence in Iraq, a retired CIA analyst said as he prepares to make an 11-day swing through Missouri and Arkansas. Ray McGovern, who worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for 27 years, said he hopes to bring information and perspective to a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. ...
Restaurant inspection reports available online (09/17/06)
Is your favorite restaurant clean enough? You sure? Check a local Web site and you may find a few distasteful exceptions, from dirty meat slicers and moldy drink dispensers to gnats flying around beer taps and WD-40 sitting on the same shelf with hamburger buns...
Kinder urges letters in support of MOHELA plan (09/17/06)
By TJ GREANEY Southeast Missourian Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder urged those in university leadership positions Saturday to support the sale of half of the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority's loan portfolio to the Missouri Development Finance Board...
Last night of the fair (09/17/06)
Bo Bice opened his concert with "The Real Thing" at the last night of the 151st SEMO District Fair. Fair board president Pete Poe said 95,502 people attended the fair over the course of the week. Last year, 85,653 people attended.
Hurricane weakens after slamming Mexican coast (09/17/06)
MAZATLAN, Mexico -- Hurricane Lane slammed into a sparsely populated stretch of Mexico's Pacific coast south of the city of Culiacan on Saturday after battering the resort of Mazatlan with strong winds and rain. ...
Emerson and Edgerton to be guests on KRCU (09/17/06)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson and Sara Edgerton, director of the Southeast Missouri State University Symphony Orchestra, will be the featured guests today on KRCU's "Going Public" radio show. Emerson will discuss the midterm election for Congress. Edgerton will talk about the orchestra's upcoming concert season...
More farmers sue over release of altered rice (09/17/06)
More than 200 Missouri and Arkansas rice farmers have joined forces to sue Bayer Cropscience over the release of a genetically altered rice variety into the food supply. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in St. Louis, brings together 229 farmers who will harvest more than 125,000 acres of rice this year. The lawsuit charges that the North Carolina-based agricultural company failed to control field tests of a variety designed to resist a Bayer-produced herbicide...
Neighborhood Connections (09/17/06)
Children clamored aboard a Cape Girardeau city fire truck, Bob Camp and friends held a classic-rock jam session and smoke from the barbecue pit filled the air. A laid back setting on a picture perfect day was the excuse for those who live or work in downtown neighborhoods to do something that has become unusual: act like neighbors...
Labor and responsibility earn some the title of champion (09/17/06)
Black, spotted, tan, cream and reddish brown cattle were displayed to at least 150 spectators at the Parade of Champions at the SEMO District Fair on Saturday. The animals also showed a range of temperament and attitude as their owners received awards and exited the tent. Tail switching and hoof dragging was not uncommon, causing light-stepping, well-mannered cows to stand out...
Area digest Sept17 (09/17/06)
Doctors/Lawyers softball game canceled The inaugural Doctors/Lawyers Softball Game will not be played this year due to scheduling conflicts for the participants. The event originally was scheduled for Aug. 19, but it was rained out. The committee originally rescheduled the game for this Saturday but has decided to cancel the game this year. Plans are being made to have the game in 2007, although no date has been set...
Name honors distinguished lawyer (09/17/06)
By Jo Ann Emerson A new U.S. courthouse in Cape Girardeau is nearly complete. It will contain three U.S. District Court courtrooms, house nearly 100 employees of the court and have offices for my 8th Congressional District staff and our two U.S. senators...
MOHELA: Blunt plan won't hurt students (09/17/06)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- On the same day they considered paying the state millions of dollars to finance Gov. Matt Blunt's college building initiative, board members of Missouri's student loan authority also considered a much less publicized but important action...
St. Louis Zoo to be closed today for Anheuser-Busch company party (09/17/06)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Zoo, usually closed just two days a year, agreed to shut its gates to all but select visitors today in an unprecedented revenue-raising move. For a fee neither side would disclose, Anheuser-Busch Cos. confirmed it rented the zoo for the entire day for its annual "Family Day" company party. Thousands of people are expected to attend...
Family 'in agony' following violent abduction (09/17/06)
UNION, Mo. -- The grandmother of a newborn girl stolen from her rural Missouri home pleaded Saturday for the child's safe return. "The family's in agony," Raylene Ochsenbine said. "Just give her back. We want our Abby back." Franklin County deputies, FBI agents and several members of the Missouri National Guard continued Saturday to search a wooded area near the home where the abduction occurred a day earlier. ...
Study: New once-a-year osteoporosis shot reduces fractures (09/17/06)
An experimental treatment for bone-thinning osteoporosis appears to prevent spine and hip fractures even though it is given only once a year, eliminating the need for a strict daily pill regimen, preliminary data show. Reclast, given as an annual, 15-minute infusion, reduced risk of new spine fractures by 70 percent and of hip fractures by 40 percent, according to data supplied by maker Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. ...
Palestinians attack five churches in West Bank, Gaza (09/17/06)
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI "sincerely regrets" offending Muslims with his reference to an obscure medieval text that characterizes some of the teachings of Islam's founder as "evil and inhuman," the Vatican said Saturday. But the statement stopped short of the apology demanded by Islamic leaders around the globe, and anger among Muslims remained intense. ...
Plane crash kills television actor (09/17/06)
TOLUCA, Mexico -- Teen actor Pablo Santos, who starred in the television series "Greetings from Tucson," died after a small plane in which he was riding crashed in Mexico, a hospital official said Saturday. The Piper Malibu crashed Friday just over a mile short of the runway in Toluca, some 35 miles west of Mexico City, according to the Mexico State Security Agency. Six other people were hospitalized...
Central runners first over the line (09/17/06)
Central sophomore Brittany Moreland dominated the Central Invitational cross country meet on her home course Saturday, while Tyler Yeargain won in a controversial finish on the boys side to complete a Tigers sweep. Moreland finished in 20 minutes, 28 seconds, nearly 40 seconds faster than fellow Central sophomore Veronica Schabbing...
Delta tops St. Vincent for third place in tourney (09/17/06)
The Delta softball team defeated St. Vincent 9-1 in the third-place game at St. Vincent's tournament in Perryville on Saturday. Kaci Menz had two hits, including a home run, and Kendra Burnett limited the Indians to two hits. Herculaneum and Park Hills Central played in the championship game...
Notre Dame settles for second again (09/17/06)
Notre Dame's softball team earned its first berth in the Jackson Invitational softball tournament Saturday at the Shawnee Park Sports Complex. The Bulldogs could not make their first trip to the finals a successful one, though, falling to Seckman 4-2...
Redhawks again pound UA-Pine Bluff (09/17/06)
The Southeast Missouri State soccer team set a team record with 12 goals in a 12-0 home win Saturday over Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The previous record had been 11, set last season, also against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Southeast's soccer program started in 1999...
Heat no factor in Southeast's meltdown (09/17/06)
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Southeast Missouri State's first two football games this season featured 6 p.m. kickoffs and mild temperatures. Saturday, Alabama's heat and humidity greeted the Redhawks when they opened Ohio Valley Conference play with a 2:30 p.m. kickoff against Jacksonville State...
JSU extends OVC welcome (09/17/06)
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Jacksonville State has been the Ohio Valley Conference's top football team since joining the league in 2003. Saturday afternoon, the Gamecocks demonstrated their prowess to Southeast Missouri State by handing Tony Samuel has first loss as the Redhawks' coach...
Fan Speak Sept17 (09/17/06)
Reason to multiply SPORTS FANS are well aware of the reasoning behind the Missouri State High School Activities Assocaition's 1.35 multiplier used to classify private schools' athletic programs. Case in point: the Notre Dame softball team. An all-star team from Cape and Scott County has no problem pummeling local public school squads. They are no doubt an excellent aggregation of the best the area has to offer...
Correction Sept17 (09/17/06)
Corrections The Southeast Missourian regrets the error. Chelsea Jones and the doubles team of Mauren Hoinka-Katie Miinch posted wins for Jackson on Tuesday in a 9-2 loss to Central...
Godwin in position to capture crown (09/17/06)
Before the golf season draws to a close, Ben Godwin of Poplar Bluff is trying to turn a great year into a sensational one. Godwin, who got married in the spring, won his second Missouri Amateur championship in June, and after Saturday's first round of the Missouri Mid-Amateur Championship at Dalhousie Golf Club, he was in position to add another accomplishment to his growing resume...
Soriano, Suzuki achieve milestones (09/17/06)
There's a new member of the 40-40 club: Alfonso Soriano. Soriano became the fourth player in major league history to record 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases in a single season when he swiped second Saturday night for Washington in the first inning against Milwaukee...
Micheel faces Casey in final (09/17/06)
Beating Tiger Woods was only the start of an amazing week for Shaun Micheel. Now he has a chance to win the richest prize in golf. Micheel went the distance for the first time Saturday in the World Match Play Championship in Virginia Water, England, outlasting Robert Karlsson of Sweden for a 2-up victory that put him into the final match against Paul Casey...
Carpenter outduels former teammate (09/17/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Chris Carpenter was dominant again, showing no mercy to a former teammate. Carpenter carried a shutout into the eighth inning for his 100th career win, outpitching Matt Morris in his return in St. Louis and leading the Cardinals over the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Saturday...
Missouri holds off New Mexico, improves to 3-0 (09/17/06)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Chase Daniel's fourth quarter touchdown bailed out Missouri's bungling offense, and Tony Temple rushed for 168 yards as the Tigers remained unbeaten with a 27-17 win over New Mexico Saturday night. Missouri (3-0) showed plenty of offensive potential with 396 total yards, but the Tigers kept squandering scoring opportunities against a New Mexico defense that played good enough to keep the Lobos (1-2) in the game...
SIU knocks off Big Ten foe (09/17/06)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Nick Hill threw four touchdown passes and Arkee Whitlock scored on a 9-yard TD run with 5:50 left to lift Southern Illinois to a 35-28 win over Indiana on Saturday. The Salukis (2-0), a Division I-AA playoff team the last three seasons, ended a 20-game losing streak against I-A foes. Their last win came Oct. 29, 1983 against New Mexico State. It also marked the first time a team from the Gateway Conference defeated a Big Ten opponent...
First race of Chase sets tone (09/17/06)
LOUDON, N.H. -- Call it the calm before the storm, that quiet time before the Chase for the championship officially begins and NASCAR's 10 title contenders are one big happy group. Those 10 drivers are fresh off a festive swing through New York City, where their status as Nextel Cup contenders was feted everywhere they turned. They sat together on shuttle buses, shared strategies over a steak dinner and laughed as a group during their appearance with David Letterman...
49ers try to spur rebuilding project at St. Louis' expense (09/17/06)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Coach Mike Nolan's first season with the San Francisco 49ers was undeniably rough, yet it would have been twice as bad without two wins over the St. Louis Rams. Those victories in the season opener and the final road game doubled San Francisco's win total for the season. They also hastened Mike Martz's departure from St. Louis and allowed Nolan to show his goal of winning the NFC West with his downtrodden team wasn't just a fantasy...
Southeast learns tough lesson, but it still may able to compete (09/17/06)
The Southeast Missouri State football team learned the hard way Saturday that Jacksonville State is no Austin Peay or Missouri-Rolla. Those two relatively cushy opponents had allowed the Redhawks to begin the Tony Samuel era with the program's first 2-0 record since 2002, as Southeast outscored the pair by a combined 82-36...
Local woman communicating with critters (09/17/06)
For Tara Lang, there's much more to animal behavior than sit, stay and roll over. There was the case of the cat that attacked its owners any time they brought out a suitcase. And obsessive-compulsive dogs. There have been biting birds. And with each animal, always the same basic principle applies:...
Kite festival to be held at Niagara Falls (09/17/06)
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- The world's largest kite will be flown at the Niagara International Kite Festival, to be held in Niagara Falls Oct. 6-9. The kite measures 83 by 131 feet, and will be flown by a team led by Masaaki Modegi, president of the Japan Kite Association, in Reservoir State Park in Lewiston, on Saturday and Sunday of Columbus Day weekend...
Bridges, film still draw visitors to Madison County (09/17/06)
WINTERSET, Iowa -- Nobody bats an eye when a tourist heavy with cameras appears along the road in this tiny rural town. More than a decade after the movie "The Bridges of Madison County" was released, thousands of people still travel to Winterset each year to trace the steps where Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep immortalized the area's covered bridges...
Starstruck (09/17/06)
CHERRY SPRINGS, Pa. -- From a clearing on top of a 2,300-foot mountain and with the naked eye, the wispy Milky Way seems close enough to touch. You can't, of course, but here at Cherry Springs State Park, you can get a better view of the heavens than probably any other place on the East Coast...
This year's tomatoes can yield next year's fruits (09/17/06)
If you've been picking some particularly tasty tomatoes from your garden, get ready now for a repeat performance next summer by saving seeds. Sure, next year you could order seeds and grow you own transplants or buy transplants, just as you did this year. But what if the place where you bought the transplants doesn't carry that particular variety next year, or the seed company no longer carries those seeds?...
Sports teams find a lucrative market in women enthusiasts (09/17/06)
BEREA, Ohio -- They sat front and center on aluminum bleachers in the middle of August, wiping away sweat and battling humidity as they leaned forward to get a closer look at the bulging muscles of football players they drove nearly two hours to see...
Glen Turnbough (09/17/06)
Glen Arthur Turnbough, 65, of Jackson died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 9, 1941, in Bonne Terre, Mo., son of Arthur and Evelyn Eichorn Turnbough. He and Anna Dean Hobeck were married June 20, 1959...
Frances Shepherd (09/17/06)
Frances M. Shepherd, 79, a resident of Charleston Manor Nursing Home, formerly of Cairo, Ill., died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, at the nursing facility. She was born Aug. 21, 1927, in Mississippi County, daughter of Orville and Cletia Lepchenski Jones. She and Earl A. "Bud" Shepherd Jr., of Cairo, were married...
David Cummins (09/17/06)
David L. Cummins, 69, formerly of Advance, Mo., died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at Barnes Jewish Hospital West in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Scott City.
Georger-Owens (09/17/06)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Karen Regina Georger and Ryan James Owens were married Jan. 21, 2006, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Advance. The Rev. David Dohogne performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Trio Girardeaux, Parents of the couple are Gary and Helen Georger of Advance, and Dr. Thomas and Janelle Owens of Mosinee, Wis...
Sabol-Britt (09/17/06)
Jennifer Victoria Sabol and Christopher Alan Britt were married June 23, 2006, at the Antrim 1844 Country Inn in Taneytown, Md. The Rev. Lynn Harper performed the ceremony. Ryan Harper was reader. The bride is the daughter of Andy and Vicki Sabol of Waterville, N.Y. The groom is the son of Jim and Carolyn Britt of Jackson...
Bonner-Merriman (09/17/06)
Elizabeth Amy Bonner and Seth Lee Merriman exchanged vows June 17, 2006, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Chapel. The Rev. Barry L. Pfanstiel performed the ceremony. Organist was Diann Daume of Cape Girardeau, and soloist was Ashley Allmon of Marble Hill, Mo...
Shumate-Gordon (09/17/06)
ADVANCE, Mo.-- John Shumate of Ewing, Mo., and Linda Croy Shumate of Columbia, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Shumate, to Gabriel Gordon, both of Chicago. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Gordon of Columbia. Mrs. Shumate is formerly of Advance...
Taylor-Clifton (09/17/06)
Sharon Arnzen Blanchard and Andrew Blanchard of Manchester, Mo., and Lawrence and Jill Taylor of Frederick, Md., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenifer Anne Taylor, to William Lee Clifton. He is the son of William and Donna Clifton of Cedar Hill, Mo., and the late Theresa Clifton of Iowa City, Iowa. Mrs. Blanchard is formerly of Laflin, Mo...
Seyer-Mock (09/17/06)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Eugene and Norma Seyer of New Hamburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Jean Marie Seyer, to Thomas Dale Mock Jr. He is the son of Dan and Pat Jones of Sikeston, Mo., and Tom and Sandra Mock of Bertrand, Mo. Seyer is a 1989 graduate of Kelly High School at Benton, Mo. She received an associate's degree in electrical engineering in 1994 from IET Vo-Tech School in Paducah, Ky. She is a master control operator at KFVS-TV...
Watson-Ross (09/17/06)
Ricky and Vicki Watson of Kevil, Ky., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelli Elizabeth Watson, to Aaron Charles Ross, son of Eddie and Brenda Ross of Jackson. Watson is a 2000 graduate of Heath High School. She received a degree in social work from Murray State University in Murray, Ky., in 2005. She is a social worker with Ballard County Elementary School...
Norris- Hoover (09/17/06)
Michael and Kimberly Norris of Yuma, Ariz., announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Norris, to Jacob Hoover, both of Tucson, Ariz. He is the son of Robert and Melisa Farrar of Cape Girardeau. Norris received a bachelor of arts degree in graphic design. She is employed at Colorbok in Tucson...
Spence-Wheeler (09/17/06)
Dr. Paul and Phyllis Spence of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Pelts Spence, to Daniel Everett Wheeler. He is the son of Michael and Linda Wheeler of Oran, Mo. Spence is also the daughter of the late Jamison Pelts. Spence is a 2002 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. She expects to receive a degree in dietetics from Southeast Missouri State University in 2007...
Morrisons married 60 years (09/17/06)
Mr. and Mrs. Leston Morrison of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 16, 2006. Their children and grandchildren hosted a dinner at Buckner Brewing Co. Morrison and Virginia Huffman were married Sept. 18, 1946, in Bollinger County...
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Out of the past 9/17/06 (09/17/06)
25 years ago: Sept. 17, 1981 A planned building permit program in Cape Girardeau County will become a prelude to countywide zoning if County Court Presiding Judge Gene Huckstep has his way; Huckstep says he plans to call for a meeting between the court and the County Planning Commission soon after the building permit program becomes effective to discuss establishment of a countywide zoning ordinance...
Sign on with the Founders (09/17/06)
For nearly 25 years, it was my honor as a member of our nation's highest court to focus on a very important question: What does the U.S. Constitution, a document written with ink and quill, mean in modern-day America? I was privileged as few Americans are to see the genius of our nation's Founders at work. With exquisite balance, the Constitution has protected our freedoms while meeting new challenges in a changing and often dangerous world...
Down side of 'fighting evil' (09/17/06)
To the editor: Regarding Alvin W. Kamp's op-ed piece, "What we're fighting for: destruction of evil": Has it not occurred to him that the destruction of evil leads, likewise, to the destruction of good? Things are defined by their opposites. If no evil existed, how would we know what was good?...
Speak Out 9/17/06 (09/17/06)
Asking questions; Opening our eyes; Second language; Religious evil; Distorting the facts; More misconception; Living expenses; Only variable; Still opposed; Smoking vote; Try a generator; Amendment hype; Make them pay
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